Payroll Specialist

Jackson, MS 39216

Posted: 09/06/2019 Industry: Accounting Job Number: 242468 Pay Rate: $19.23/hour City: Jackson Type: Temp To Full-Time

If you are looking for a company that offers a team approach and you have a heart for service, we have the job for you! We are currently recruiting for a talented PAYROLL ACCOUNTANT with responsibilities to include processing various types of payroll transactions for the company's financial and accounting department. Don't miss out - come be a part of this thriving company!


SALARY: $35,000 plus, DOE


HOURS: 8am - 5pm, Monday - Friday



  • Obtain and prepare payroll data such as hours worked, leave, element codes, taxes, insurance to be withheld and employee identification numbers from time sheets and other records

  • Prepare computer input forms, enter data into computer files and/or compute wages and deductions and post to payroll records

  • Compile and verify invoices, reimbursements, and documentation, assign charges to the appropriate accounts and prepare checks to vendors

  • Review wages computed and review/balance to ensure accuracy of payroll

  • Maintain accounts payable ledgers for all corporations within the guidelines of accounting principles

  • Record data concerning transfer of employees between departments, salary adjustments and benefits

  • Review personnel expenses to be charge/debited to each department and grants for cost accounting records to ensure the appropriation of charges

  • Prepare periodic reports of earnings, taxes, deductions and leave, including tax deposits, quarterly reports and annual W-2 preparation

  • Assist with gathering information for monthly/quarterly grant reimbursement requests

  • Assist CFO with preparing audit/cost report and other information as needed

  • Maintaining Ultipro payroll software and continually updating information and reconciling

  • Prepare travel expense reimbursement for MCHS Services and CARES through electronic payment processing

  • Assist with maintenance of Agency s 403(b) Retirement Plan accounts (enrolling, terminating, transferring employees as per employment changes and election form options); bi-weekly uploads for employee deductions and employer match amounts; assist in coordinating annual audit for Plan and pull together the needed documentation


  • Minimum of 5 years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Must possess a strong knowledge of standard payroll accounting concepts, practices and procedures

  • Successful candidate must be very detail oriented

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and organized

  • Knowledge of UltiPro software preferred

  • Able to work independently in a fast paced and high volume environment

*All applicants must be at least 18 years old and able to pass a drug screen

BENEFITS: Client company offers above average benefits to include Health Insurance, 401K, Paid Vacation, Paid Holidays, and many others perks

If you review the job description and requirements above and your skills are a match, please click the APPLY ONLINE button below. Click the appropriate link as either a First Time Applicant or a Returning Applicant and follow the prompts. If asked, please select the JACKSON CLERICAL branch. IF you have any questions, please contact our office at 601-353-4200

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